If you love kale like I do, you know you have to cook it right. I liked my kale crispy and I like it tender, soaked in some sort of baste whether meat juices, wine, bacon drippings or other. This recipe I concocted using a couple of recipes and some soul fits all of the above. Here’s the short version and when you see me next I’ll give you the long skinny.
First preheat the oven to 450. Get a couple of potatoes, put them in a ziplock bag leaving a little space open, six minutes or so, not long enough to cook them (you can boil them but that takes longer). Then you need a stovetop grill. While the potatoes are in the microwave fry bacon on it, put the bacon on the side. Sear chicken drums seasoned with salt, pepper, Lawrys seasoned salt and paprika, in a bit of the bacon drippings on the grill a minute or so on each side and put on the side after the minute or so. On the other side of the grill sear some onions then when they’re done get the potatoes, cut them in half, sprinkle salt, paprika and pepper on the half side, sear in the drippings.
While that’s going get a bag of kale and empty it in a baking dish. Salt pepper, Everglades seasoning, the seared onions, olive oil and mix it up.
Pour white wine on the grill and scrape the flavor into a pseudo reduction. Take the seared half potatoes, cut in quarters. Pour the reduction on the kale, then put the bacon, potatoes and mix it. Put the chicken on top of that. Cover in foil and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Take off the foil and let it cook for another 20-25 minutes depending on the chicken.
What you’ll get is chicken that’s seared and crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. The kale that’s exposed will be crispy, the covered kale will be tender and filled with flavor. The same with the potatoes. And the whole dish will be packed with many layers of flavor!
Pour a glass of Pinot and dig in!
MIFFecito is coming up in a couple of weeks (October 16th-19th). They’re showing a lot of great films, but one I can’t wait to see is “Vara: A Blessing” on the 18th. I have a great affinity for films of Indian storytelling starting with one of my favorite directors Satyajit Ray (Apu Trilogy) to Deepa Mehta (Elements Trilogy) and of course the grand Bollywood films. “Vara: A Blessing” deals with many of the themes of the afformentioned films and promises a lush cinematic experience with dynamic cinematography, dance and music sequences. What more could you ask for?
Here’s where to get all the MIFFecito action:miamifilmfestival.com/about/miffecito.aspx
I’ll see you there!
Last night was a great meeting of the host committee for the upcoming Miffecito, a mini version of the Miami International Film Festival coming to the Tower Theater starting October 16th! It’s going to be great and Miami International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante (in the solo pic) let us in on all the big things planned including an incredible opening event not too be missed!
And in great MiamiFF form, we got to meet two actors from the upcoming film ” The Good Lie ” with Reese Witherspoon. I’m in the photo with fellow host committee member Carolina Pina and two actors from the film Kuoth Wiel and Arnold Oceng (they are great spirits). The film from what I understand is incredibly powerful about the Sudanese child soldiers and the civil unrest that almost tore the country apart.
So go see “The Good Lie” and come out to MIFFecito. I’ll be there waiting!
Here’s where to get all the MIFFecito action: miamifilmfestival.com/about/miffecito.aspx
IndieWire said Morgan Spurlock is one of 9 filmmakers to follow on Instagram. Let’s see if he looks at every follow. Here’s a pic I took with him after I introduced one of his films at the Miami International Film Festival. This was a super cool night. I’m a big fan of his work and after introducing his film him and his crew were heading to dinner between screenings and he asked me to come to chow at Mr. Chows at the W. Great food, great guy, as enigmatic in person as he is in his films. Let’s see what his Instagram is like…
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